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National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

National Grid's Commitment to Reenergize Gill Creek Park Comes Into Full Bloom

Niagara Falls Park receives another installment of $125,000 extreme makeover

In what has become something of a rite of spring, more than 50 National Grid employees returned to Gill Creek Park in Niagara Falls to continue efforts to beautify and transform this popular public park and community asset into one of Niagara County’s most picturesque and useful green spaces.  This is the fourth time in five years that National Grid volunteers have worked with city and neighbor organizations on projects in the park. 

Two Niagara University Students, One Alumna Participating in 4K for Cancer

Two Niagara University Students, One Alumna Participating in 4K for Cancer

 

Vince Schiano set off on a 4,000-mile bike ride last summer to raise money and awareness for young adults suffering from cancer.

Little did he know that his cross-country venture would also inspire three young women back “home” on Monteagle Ridge to join the cause this year.

Niagara University Flash Mob Surprises, Entertains Walden Galleria Patrons

Niagara University Flash Mob Surprises, Entertains Walden Galleria Patrons

 

Moments before halftime of a Jan. 31 home basketball game versus Iona, a small group of Niagara University students broke out into an unexpected dance routine, or what’s become commonly known as a flash mob.

The resulting video received more than 800 views when the students who conceived it – Lamont Singletary, Cory McCants and Alan Trinca – uploaded it to YouTube.

Guest Speakers, Community Service Activities Highlight MLK Week at Niagara University

Guest Speakers, Community Service Activities Highlight MLK Week at Niagara University

Niagara University will present a full slate of service and awareness activities beginning Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the federal holiday that marks the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

The event schedule, which includes community service projects, voter registration services and lectures on social justice, is highlighted by a keynote speech delivered by Federal Magistrate Judge Hugh B. Scott, a 1971 graduate of Niagara University and a member of the university’s Board of Trustees.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Sustainable Sandals Service Activity

Niagara Falls in the Frozen Mist

Niagara Falls in the Frozen Mist

A 2 On Your Side viewer sent us these photos with the following note:

I attached a photo I took while recently visiting Niagara Falls Canada.  The mist from the Horseshoe falls froze onto many of the surrounding objects including trees.  The sun was blanketed by a thin layer of clouds while I took these photos.
 
Renee Conners

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Presents Miniature Village Display

Niagara Parks Floral Showhouse Presents Miniature Village Display

A Statement Released by Ontario's Niagara Parks Commission 

As part of our traditional fall and holiday displays at the Floral Showhouse, The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to present selections from the Cullen Miniature Village Collection. Through the efforts of the City of Oshawa, the collection of 1/12 scale building reproductions was obtained from the Cullen family and preserved until its transfer to NPC.

Oct 24-Nov 14:   Annual Chrysanthemum Show

The Floral Showhouse presents three forms of beautiful mums in rich fall colours and introduces “Welcome Home”, the first installations from the Miniature Village display.

Reservoir State Park Boasts New Look-Revamped Ball Fields & Other Improvements w/$6 Million Upgrade

Reservoir State Park Boasts New Look-Revamped Ball Fields & Other Improvements w/$6 Million Upgrade

LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) on Tuesday marked the completion of a $6 million upgrade at Reservoir State Park in the Town of Lewiston and Town of Niagara at a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.  The improvements include renewed ball fields, basketball and tennis courts and other recreational and landscaping measures for enhancing the 133-acre park.

The refurbishing of the park stemmed from Power Authority commitments under an agreement with OPRHP preceding the relicensing of the Niagara Power Project by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in 2007. The park, which is owned by NYPA and operated and maintained by OPRHP with financial support from the Power Authority, is within the boundary of the 2,441-megawatt hydroelectric plant, along the south side of the facility’s Lewiston Reservoir.